The Kitchen Corner July 2014

Summer Barbecues 

 Just walking around outside on a Summer evening you can smell the odor of charcoal and caramelized sugars burning from a neighbor’s BBQ. I love that smell. You know right away what time of year it is.
It is great to be able to cook outside even if it’s just a burger or a hot dog. The coals add such a simple but bold flavor to whatever it is you are cooking.

It is safe to assume most people like to entertain at least a couple of times around the outdoor grill. When I am grilling I like to have the items taste different and not use the same sauce on everything. A few years ago, I found this recipe for a bold barbecue sauce. It has coffee in it that gives it that little kick. 

I hope you enjoy it. Have a great summer!

Chef Lewis Butler

Barbecue Sauce

20 ounces Ketchup
1 Tablespoon Chili Sauce
4 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar
½ Cup Espresso Coffee
3 Tablespoon of Dijon Mustard
½ Cup of Rough Chopped Onions
1 Tablespoon Garlic
Cider Vinegar
2 Tablespoons of Worcestershire Sauce 
3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon of Butter

 Sauté the onions with the olive oil

 Add the garlic

 Add the chili Powder and cook on low heat for about 5 minutes

 Add the ketchup, Mustard, Brown Sugar, Worcestershire sauce, Coffee, Liquid smoke and Vinegar

 Cook Slowly for about 1 hour

 Add the butter and cool

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